Nets Notes: Harden records another triple double, Nets top Wolves
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The Brooklyn Nets are unbeatable with all engines firing. A significant issue at the beginning of the season was playing down to opponents. On Monday night, they took on the 11-36 Minnesota Timberwolves at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Playing down was no issue in the first quarter, as the Nets outscored the Timberwolves 37-25. In the second, however, Brooklyn was outscored 27-24. Leading at halftime 61-52, the Nets knew they couldn’t take their foot off the gas against Anthony Edwards and the Wolves. They might be the worst team in baseball, but they won’t give anything to you easily. Brooklyn posted 26 points compared to Minnesota’s 25 and rested their players in the fourth. Brooklyn won the game 112-107 and advances to 32-15 on the season.
In his first game back, Kyrie Irving had 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. James Harden posted yet another triple-double and went off, posting 38 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists. Bruce Brown, DeAndre Jordan, and Jeff Green each had 10 points. Joe Harris had 7 points, 6 rebounds, and an assist. Blake Griffin had 5 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge is still conditioning and won’t play for a few more games.
The Nets will take on the Houston Rockets at home on Wednesday, with tip-off set for 7:30 PM Eastern Time.